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China's Power: Up for Debate

November 14, 2017 • 8:15 am – 5:00 pm EST

Second Annual ChinaPower Conference

The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. ChinaPower's annual conference features leading experts from both China and the U.S. to debate core issues underpinning the nature of Chinese power.

8:15 am Opening/Greeting

Bonnie S. Glaser
Director, China Power Project
Senior Adviser for Asia, CSIS

8:25 am Opening/Greeting

Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

8:30 am Keynote Address: Implications of China's Growing Power for the U.S.

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

9:15 am Proposition: The Belt and Road Initiative will achieve China's desired strategic and economic gains

FOR: Zhou Fangyin
Senior Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

AGAINST: Joshua Eisenman
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

10:25 am Coffee break

10:40 am Proposition: There is a growing risk of war between the U.S. and China

FOR: Graham Allison
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

AGAINST: Evan Medeiros
Managing Director for Asia, Eurasia Group

11:50 am Proposition: In the coming decade, China will emerge as a global leader in technology innovation

FOR: Huang Can
Professor, Head of Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Co-Director of Institute for Intellectual Property Management, School of Management, Zhejiang University

AGAINST: Adam Segal
Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security
Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

1:00 pm LUNCH

1:15 pm Lunch Address: Competition with China in the 21 st Century

[Off The Record]
Brigadier General Robert S. Spalding III
Senior Director for Strategy and Planning, United States National Security Council

2:25 pm Proposition: Beijing will effectively utilize the uncertainty of the Trump presidency to firmly establish China as the leader of Asia

FOR: Chen Dingding
Professor of International Relations, Jinan University
Founding Director, Intellisia Institute

AGAINST: Evan Feigenbaum
Vice Chairman, Paulson Institute

3:35 pm Coffee break

3:50 pm Proposition: Xi Jinping will make economic liberalization a higher priority during his second term

FOR: Damien Ma
Fellow and Associate Director, Think Tank, Paulson Institute
Adjunct Lecturer of Global Initiatives in Management, Northwestern University

AGAINST: Anne Stevenson-Yang
Co-Founder, Research Director, J Capital Research Co. Ltd.


Bonnie S. Glaser